For the first time, scientists have produced monkeys composed of cells taken from separate embryos.The three monkeys have been given names, and they have scientists excited for what "might" be revealed. However, as a Dr. Mitalipov is quoted:
The animals were born after researchers combined cells from different embryos and implanted them into female monkeys.
Such animals, which contain genetically distinct groups of cells from more than one organism, are called "chimeras".
But he stressed there was no practical use for producing human chimeras.